Films That Go Bump in the Night

Sin City Horror Fest makes its debut

The Sin City Horror Fest is here to make your All Hallow’s Eve a scream worth noting. The locally-produced film festival is bringing every monster out of the closet with new indie shorts such as Gnaw to classic selections such as The Puppet Master.

The inaugural horror marathon, held at Downtown’s Eclipse Theaters, gives viewers three days of dread starting Friday, Oct. 27 at 3 p.m. through Sunday, Oct. 29 at 8 p.m. But there’s more than just a few movies hiding around each corner. Sin City Horror Fest also has some special screenings you may want to look out for.

The Nevada premiere of It Stains the Sands Red will take place Friday night and The Puppet Master director David Schmoeller will hold a Q&A following the viewing of the original classic on Saturday. You can buy tickets for special screenings for The Puppet Master and We Summoned a Demon through their official website here.

According to Darren Flores, one of the founders of the festival, there’s roughly 50 films being showcased at the festival—and nothing is off limits.

Getting ready for the holidays? Mercy Christmas will make you think twice about hanging up the mistletoe. Creepy kids? The Child Remains has all the soft singing and creepy dolls you could want.

Flores has exciting hopes for the future, and plans to evolve Sin City Horror Fest into a full-blown convention similar to Comic-Con, but for fright fanatics.

“We’re trying to make it a cool outlet for filmmakers to share their work,” Flores says.

Tickets for screenings start at $5. For more information and showtimes, visit

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